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March 21, 2004

Moultrie- Dozens of shoppers walk around Spence Field in awe of some of the most unique products they've ever seen.

"I like the jewelry and the quilts and pictures," says Eva Shelley.

"Some of the handmade crafts with the cutouts. The flower arrangements, the jewelry," says Estelle Knippa.

While passing by the booths of handcrafted items, the painted birdhouses, whimsical wind chimes, and of course the Canjo are hard to miss, but so is the hum coming from Carolyn Hodges tent.

"I like to sit here and sew them. Just play away," she says.

The avid seamstress passes the time, by passing fabric through the sewing machine.

"It was my husband's idea, actually. He said we need to make windsocks."

But hers are no ordinary windsocks. She carries everything from NASCAR to NFL.

"It's a very diversified market actually, because there's so many teams and so many sports. This is my therapy. It's cheaper than a psychiatrist."

Sewing is not only helping to save Hodges's sanity, but it saves her time too. She unlike some of the other crafters can work while she sells.

"I get these done and I won't have to work so hard for the next one," Hodges laughs.

And for Hodges there will always be a next one, she and her husband go to a least two craft shows a month, giving her plenty of time to perfect her sew on the go work ethic.

More than 300 booths were set up for this year's Festival.

Posted at 6:10 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com

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